Monday, June 20, 2011

Angus' Dream Shawl (Back In The Saddle Again)



It's been some time since I last posted. I had to take a break from knitting because of pain in my arms. Like many others out there, I've had to work out ways to avoid injury so I now alternate with a non knitting related hobby to give my arms a rest. Now that I can knit lace again, here is a little shawl made from yarn left overs that did not make the cut when I was making Legends of the Shetland Seas.

The pattern is Angus' Dream by Tiziana Sammuri on Ravelry. Knit from the center back of the neck outwards it's a cleaver little shawlette that uses Shetland Lace motifs. It's a great way to use up small amounts of yarn.

The fiber is Lisa Souza BFL and Merino when I spun into lace weight singles then plied. The colorway s Petroglyph. It blocked beautifully and is warmer than you might think!

Until next time!

19 comments:

Lisa said...

That's just beautiful! I love Shetland motifs.

Healthy said...

It's amazing.

Cookie said...

Just beautiful.

fleegle said...

Welcome back--I missed you! And that glorious shawl was well worth waiting for!

Rosalía said...

Stunning! Really beautiful!

LittleBerry said...

Beautiful and I love the colour too!

Ann said...

Mmmm, love that colorway! A gorgeous piece of lace knitting, well worth the wait to see.

fluffbuff said...

It's good to see you back and I hope you have found a good way to avoid injuring your arms. I had to quit knitting for over two years for the same reason and may be headed the same way again so if you have any tips, please send them my way. :)

Jane said...

Dear Lisa,

Thank you! I also love Shetland motifs and this is a nice little project for someone who doesn't want to take an eternity to make a shawl:-)

Jane said...

Dear Healthy,

Thanks! This was a very fun and quick knit!

Jane said...

Dear Cookie,

Thank you! It's nice to be able to knit again. I missed it :-)

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,


Thanks! So good to be back and knitting again! I just started a new Niebling on US 0000 needles (just for the very center). I will switch to US 000 soon. Don't want to over do it!

Jane said...

Dear Rosalia,

Thanks so much! Though it's a small shawl, I do like how it turned out. Nice and bold!

Jane said...

Dear Littleberry,

I love the colors too! The camera does not capture all the colors in this shawl so it looks better in person. Still, it takes a pretty picture!

Jane said...

Dear Ann,

Thank You! You certainly had to wait a long time though! I promise the next will not be so long in the making!

Jane said...

Dear fluffbuff,

So sorry you had so many problems with the knitting! I can feel your pain! It really was very depressing not to be able to knit. I did not feel like myself at all. I have no special hints. I just rested my arms and now have added sewing doll clothes as something different to do so I can use different muscles. Of course, I plan to knit the doll a itty bitty lace shawl.....

MoniqueB. said...

Amazing little shawlette. I had already faved the Legend Shawl you made, but this one is cute too!

Sorry to hear about your arms. And it's funny how 'we' always manage to think of ways to keep up our passion.. eh.. hobby.. work hihi.

I hope you also can continue spinning, I cannot spin myself. But your yarn is always very beautiful.

Jane said...

Dear Monique,

Thanks for your concern! I was really cranky when I could not knit so my entire family is grateful I was able to think of a way to keep up with my passion LOL! The spinning has been OK so far though I'm not spinning as thin as I had before.

Dajm said...

This is really butiful!!! I love it!